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Ben-Hur star Toby Kebbell has signed on to join Claire Holt in the psychological thriller Becoming.
Penned and to be directed by Omar Naim (The Final Cut), the film centers on a young woman who learns her fiancé has become possessed by an entity which takes over bodies, kills families and then moves on to new bodies. But now he wants to start his own family, which leaves her faced with an impossible choice about the one she loves.
The pic, which will start production in October in Kentucky, is being produced by Michael Philip, Gaby Whyte Hart and Kebbell. Jason Moring, Stanley Preschutti and Mark Padilla of Double Dutch International (DDI) and Cory Chen of M-Star International will executive produce.
DDI is introducing the film to international buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Becoming is such a strong script and we’re excited to team up again with Michael Philip. Toby and Claire are sure to lure audiences in,” said Moring.
Added Philip: “Toby Kebbell and Claire Holt are an amazing tandem for Becoming and set the tone as we move forward into production.”
Kebbell was most recently seen in Kong: Skull Island, A Monster Calls and War for the Planet of the Apes. He is repped by CAA and the Independent Talent Group.
Holt starred opposite Mandy Moore in the shark thriller 47 Meters Down and she also stars on the CW series The Originals. She is repped by WME Entertainment and Management 360.
This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter’s Sept. 10 daily issue at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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